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Common questions about Classroom

Who is eligible for Classroom?

Classroom is available to:

How much does Classroom cost?

Classroom is free for all users.

How does Classroom relate to G Suite for Education?

Classroom is a product in a suite of tools called G Suite for Education, which includes productivity tools, such as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more. Classroom gives instructors and learners a simple way to communicate, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, and stay organized. Learn more about Classroom.

Are there differences in Classroom when using it with a school account or a personal account?

Classroom is mostly the same for all users. However, because users with school accounts have access to G Suite for Education, they get additional features, such as:
  • Email summaries of student work for guardians
  • Full administration of user accounts

G Suite for Nonprofits users have the same features as G Suite for Education users.

My school doesn't use G Suite for Education. Can I use Classroom with my students who have personal accounts?

No. To use Classroom with students at a school, the school must sign up for a free G Suite for Education account. With G Suite for Education, schools can decide which Google services their students can use, and provides additional privacy and security protections that are important in a school setting.

Can users under 13 use Classroom with personal accounts?

No. Users must meet appropriate age requirements to create personal Google Accounts.

Is there a Classroom app I can use on my mobile device or tablet?

Yes. The Classroom app is available for iOS®, Android, and Chrome devices. For more information, see Get the Classroom app.

Can I use Classroom if Gmail is disabled on my G Suite for Education domain?

Yes. You don’t need to have Gmail enabled to use Classroom. However, if your administrator hasn’t enabled Gmail, teachers and students won’t receive email notifications.

Note: If you have your own mail server set up and receive Google Drive notifications, you also receive Classroom notifications.

Can I still use Classroom if Drive is disabled on my G Suite for Education domain?

No. Classroom combines together Docs, Drive, and Gmail to help teachers create and collect assignments, paperlessly. If your administrator disables the Drive service, this disables all components of the service, including Docs, Sheets, and Slides, which means you can’t attach these materials in Classroom. You can still use Classroom; however, the feature set is more limited.

Does Classroom contain ads?

No. Like all G Suite for Education services, Classroom contains no ads and never uses your content or student data for advertising purposes. Learn more about privacy and security.

As a G Suite for Education administrator, how do I disable Classroom?

You can turn off Classroom for your domains or for specific organizational units, similar to how you disable other services.

Is Classroom accessible for users with disabilities?

Yes. We're committed to making Classroom accessible for our users, including those with disabilities. Learn more about accessibility.

Where can I go to get help?

You can discuss Classroom with other users in the Google for Education Help Forum.

Where can I suggest new features?

We innovate and add new features throughout the school year, so continue to send us your feedback about what you like and what areas we need to improve. To do so, in the bottom-left corner of Classroom, click ? and select Send feedback.
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